Impressed by the traditional shapes and themes of historical historical past, artist Richard Laurenzi creates terracotta sculpture to seize the creativeness. See extra of his portfolio on his website.
My work as a sculptor is impressed by antiquity and explores and pays homage to the artwork of the traditional world as seen via my very own lens.
My ceramic work particularly is impressed by prototypes discovered within the pottery of early Mediterranean cultures, particularly these of early Greek and Etruscan fashions. I’ve studied the simplicity and summary great thing about such artifacts and the repertory of shapes and themes present in each the helpful objects and collectible figurines of these cultures. Typically I’ll mix types present in each genres. For example, a figurine embodied as an amphora vessel.
Following the observe of historical craftsmen, I take advantage of terracotta earthenware because the clay physique. As a fabric, the sensuousness and pliability of the moist clay labored with the fingers lends itself completely and naturally to the modeling of the cursive and rounded shapes so attribute of early pottery.
Generally, I’ll apply patinas which might be multi-layered, or people who give the looks of the bronze artifacts of the interval.
In my work, it’s the largeness of an concept that all the time predominates over precise dimension. Though my work is small in measurement, I attempt to conjure photos which might be giant concepts.
All the time in my thoughts’s eye is the monumentality of such Paleolithic collectible figurines because the Venus of Willendorf. On the identical time, I additionally know that these photos I’ve made would additionally translate fairly powerfully when enlarged.
Professionally, I’ve achieved giant sculptural initiatives for each stage and display.
As a visible artist, I see myself as a part of a continuum. I’m somebody who enjoys exploring the repertory of topics which have been portrayed in artwork again and again.
Then I reinvent them, developing with photos which might be consultant of the vernacular and at identical time, newly recent and iconic and that resonate in any respect ranges.
Richard Laurenzi invitations you to additionally view his mixed media artwork.
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